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Science Central

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Science Central is a non-profit focused on STEM based learning. We provide hands-on programming in an exciting mix of demonstrations and labs beamed directly to your location!

We opened on November 5, 1995 and are located in a renovated Light and Power Plant. We are the only regional science and technology center in Northeast Indiana. We are also the only NASA Educator Resource Center in Indiana.

We are open throughout the whole year and are able to provide programming during the school year as well as during the summer.

2020-2021

2019-2020

2018-2019

 

Programs by Science Central

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Amazing Air Pressure

It’s all around us, always felt, but rarely seen. Explore volume and pressure as well as the way air moves in this uplifting demonstration!

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Clarifying Kidneys

What exactly is it that kidneys do? Why are they important? How does what you eat affect the way they work? All these questions and more are answered in this demonstration which will have students thinking about food in different ways.

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Engineering the Process

This engaging lab’s focus is on process skills. Students will formulate questions, identify variables, construct a project, test and repeat with an exciting hands-on activity that challenges your students. This lab makes a great introduction to...

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Good Vibrations

Sound has never been this exciting! Students will vibrate with excitement as we use our five senses, vacuum jars, and lasers to delve deeper into the movement of sound. Visualizing sound as energy that can move from place to place will also be...

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Moon Phases Lab

Ever wonder what a “Blue Moon” or “First Quarter Moon” means? Students will discover the answers as they become part of a solar system, learning about the moon and its phases using Science On a Sphere.

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Rethinking Resources

Utilizing a variety of models, multiple forms of renewable resources will be demonstrated. Hydrogen fuel cells, wind turbines, coal, and gasoline will highlight a tour of energy past, present, and future as we learn that no energy is free.

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Science of a Changing World

Climate change, it’s a term thrown around constantly by the media and scientific community. What does it really mean, and how is it happening? Students will discuss evidence and solutions to this global crisis.

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Science On a Sphere: Solar System Adventure

What makes up a solar system? What does it take to be classified as a planet? Is the sun a star? Students will find the answers to these questions and more as they become honorary space explorers and travel through our solar system.

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Star Light, Star Bright

How can patterns of the sun, moon, and stars be used to tell time? Why can’t stars be seen during the day? These questions and more will be answered through modeling using our Science on a Sphere as we explore stars near and far.

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Telemetry: Tracking the Ocean's Animals

How do biologists track animals as they travel? Watch a great white shark make a 6,897 mile migration across the ocean and watch the movements of other ocean predators in this unique view of marine animals on Science On a Sphere.

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What's the Buzz?

What foods require bees? What is the difference between types of bees in the hive? How do bees communicate? Students will help our educators sort food, collect pollen, and do the waggle dance as they learn about the characteristics of bees and...

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What's the Matter?

Liquid nitrogen is always a smash hit, and we present this demonstration with lots of cool phenomena for the students! Younger students are exposed to concepts of very low temperatures and their effects on materials around them. Intermediate and...

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Wild Weather

Explore the science of meteorology with plenty of flash and bang. We'll create a cloud and a tornado right in our demonstration theater. Our educators will emphasize severe weather prediction and impact.

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More About This Provider

Type of Organization

Science Center/Zoo

Contact

Sarah Vise   ivc@sciencecentral.org
1950 N. Clinton
Fort Wayne IN 46805
2604242400 ext 418
United States

http://sciencecentral.org

Primary Disciplines

The programs of Science Central cover:

Mathematics
Sciences
Technology/Information Science
Problem Solving
Standards

Awards, Quotes, Testimonials

"This video conference gave students many new ways to think about matter. It was great for student learning."

"The students were very excited and talked about the video conference later that week."